McLaren driver Kimi Raikkonen set the fastest time in hot and sunny Spain today, at the Jerez circuit for the second day of testing. Seven teams took part in the session with ten drivers and the Finn topped the times with a 1:19.935, over one and...
McLaren driver Kimi Raikkonen set the fastest time in hot and sunny Spain today, at the Jerez circuit for the second day of testing. Seven teams took part in the session with ten drivers and the Finn topped the times with a 1:19.935, over one and a half seconds faster than the rest of the field. McLaren tester Alex Wurz clocked sixth quickest.
Toyota's Mika Salo was second fastest despite not having much running. Toyota have not tested at Jerez before so most of the morning was spent on set-up, then hydraulics and traction control afterwards.
Pedro de la Rosa was the sole Jaguar on track and was third fastest, followed by the Renaults of Fernando Alonso and Jarno Trulli respectively. Test driver Alonso worked on Michelin tyre development and brakes while Trulli concentrated on traction control and engine developments in preparation for the European Gran Prix next weekend.
Marc Gene was in action for Williams and racked up a hard working 108 laps in seventh position. "This morning we ran tyre tests over both a short distance and on endurance runs," said test team manager Tim Newton. "In the afternoon we undertook a scheduled engine change before completing a race run, 108 laps or just shy of 500km is a useful mileage to complete in a day."
Luciano Burti was present for Ferrari, setting the eighth fastest time for the Maranello squad and working on Bridgestone tyre development. BAR testers Anthony Davidson and Patrick Lemarie rounded up the bottom of the times.